Join us for a special performance and conversation with Shira Erlichman. Shira will share some of her poems and then discuss her work and practice with Christine Simmonds-Moore, Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia and Brandon Hinman, Executive Director of AIR Serenbe. The conversation will explore the complex connections between the creative process and mental health, stigmas of mental illness, and the power of taking small steps.
Free & Open to the Public
Reception at 5:30pm, Lobby
Show at 6:00pm, Room 115
Born in Israel, living in Brooklyn, Shira Erlichman (known musically as SHIRA) is a songwriter, producer, writer and visual artist. She's shared stages with CocoRosie, Mirah and TuNe-YaRdS. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been published in PBS Poetry, Buzzfeed Reader, The Huffington Post, BUST Magazine, Winter Tangerine, The Massachusetts Review, as well as alongside Patricia Smith in Bull-Gouging the Matador, in the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the Lambda award winning LGBTQ anthology Glitter and Grit. She received her BA from Hampshire College, a Millay Colony Fellowship and a James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her latest album “Subtle Creature” premiered in BUST Magazine in October 2016.
The Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship established by Dr. Kathryn Grams and Mr. John Hinman in support of the work of AIR Serenbe and the University of West Georgia.
NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines. We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.